TouchyBooks For Kids is similar to Kindle in that it can become a personal library/bookshelf for a child with the books available for purchase filled with music, sounds, and interaction on each page. It is a must-download because of the quality of the app and the cost. The basic version is free and comes with two free books: "The Candy Factory" and "Moon Secrets."
Beyond the two that are free, there are more than 70 books, ranging in price from 99 cents to $3.99, that can be purchased after installation, but, of course, you can also just keep the two freebies. Demo books with the first five pages can be downloaded to review before purchase and more books are added every week.
The bookstore, the most advanced I have seen in an children's app of this kind, has displays for featured books and most downloaded and includes a mix of ones you know (The Three Little Pigs) and some you probably don't (Little Urban Princess). Each book also has a star rating provided by users and is available in six different languages.
The books themselves are especially well-done and my kids really enjoyed them, especially "I Want To Be A Pirate." (There was a lot of giggling during testing of that one.) The app features the usual read-to-me/read-to-myself options and each page of the book features a number of items that can be touched for interaction. There is also an autoplay option where no page turning is needed.
The only reason TouchyBooks doesn't get five stars is that it doesn't include either of the two basic features I like for early-reading books: the words are not highlighted when read or read when touched, nor are there options for either.
I highly recommend downloading at the least the free version.
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